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At Aster, we believe a child is life’s greatest gift and this gift has to be nurtured & cared for. As the name suggests, Aster Nurture is a program that aims at nurturing, caring and protecting the mother and the new born baby from the time when the mother conceives till when your child is 5 years old.

"Our brand promise ‘We’ll Treat You Well’ is about our commitment to bring the finest healthcare services within the reach of everyone. But it is not just affordability that makes us a class apart in the realm of healthcare. We believe quality is the heartbeat of modern medical sciences, and we go to great lengths to deliver services that have already been recognized with some of the most sought-after awards and certifications. Accessibility is another important focus area for us. We have an ever growing network of hospitals, clinics and pharmacies that are well-equipped to cater to the changing needs of millions around the world."

Dr. Kirthi Raju


Languages Spoken English
Education MBBS, MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Rheumatology)
Specialization Rheumatology
DOH License Grade Consultant Rheumatologist
Types of Physician Visiting


2015: Specialty Certificate in Rheumatology at Federation of Royal College of Physicians of the United Kingdom &The British Society of Rheumatology.
2005 – 2008: DM (Rheumatology) from Government General Hospital, Madras Medical College, Madras, India.
1999 – 2002: MD (Master’s Degree in Internal medicine) from The Rajaji Govt. Hospital. Madurai Medical college. Madurai, India.
1995 – 2000: M.B.B.S from Kottayam Medical college, Mahatma Gandhi university, Kottayam, Kerala, India.

Professional Associations

Emirates medical Association: Membership no: 14-061.
Emirates Society of Rheumatology.
Emirates Osteoporosis society.
Indian Rheumatology association: Life Member (LM-735).

Professional Experience

Currently working as a Consultant Rheumatologist at Aster Clinics, Aster Jubilee Medical Complex, Aster Hospital, Mankhool, and Medcare Orthopaedic and Spine Hospital Sheikh Zayed Road - Dubai
Consultant Rheumatologist at Global Hospitals & Health City, Chennai, India. 2010 – 2013
Specialist Rheumatologist at Department of rheumatology &Internal medicine, Royal Hospital, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman. 2008 – 2009
Fellow, Department of Rheumatology at Government General Hospital, Madras Medical College, Madras, India. 2005 – 2008
Assistant Professor Department of Internal Medicine at Sri Ramachandra Medical college Hospital, Chennai, India. 2004 – 2005
General physician, 2001 – 2004

Clinical Expertise & Services Offered

Inflammatory arthritis – Rheumatoid arthritis, seronegative arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis and gout.

Connective tissue disease including systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), vasculitis, scleroderma and Raynauds disease, polymyositis and Sjogren’s syndrome.


Degenerative joint disease including osteoarthritis, neck problems and back disorders.

Soft tissue disorders including frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome and plantar fasciitis.

Chronic pain syndromes like fibromyalgia

Special interest:

Musculoskeletal ultrasound and Ultrasound guided intrarticular injections

Use of biologics in various rheumatic diseases